August 10, 2020
Exam Results – Have a “can do” attitude!
Self care is important but even more so after you receive your exam results. Taking the time to reflect, sleep and do things you enjoy can help you have a “can do” attitude no matter what your exam results. Remember there are plenty of options and finding a balance between work, play and rest is so important. Read on to find our tips for fostering a “can do” attitude!
We thought we’d share some supportive tips to help you after results day…
1. Recharge – catch up on sleep
Along with exercise and healthy eating, sleep ensures your body (and brain) are working at their optimal levels. Sleep is the most important thing in maintaining a stable mood and according to researchers, we can actually build up a “sleep debt” – missing out on sleep actually build up and catching up on sleep is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
2. Refocus – change is good
You may be feeling worried, scared, exhilarated or sad after receiving your results. Whatever the reaction(s), doing something different can help you. Change your revision schedule for some volunteer or work experience. Mix it up and you will find your “can do” attitude!
3. Celebrate – you did it!
Exams are finished. You did it. Celebrate and be mindful of what you have accomplished or learned in the process. You may have discovered new strengths or challenged yourself in ways that you through impossible. Regardless of results, find time to reflect and bring out the positives in what you have just gone through.
What to do if you don’t get the results you hoped for
First of all, stay calm! It may seem like your grades will set out your future, but there are many more options than just getting the requested grades for the college of your choice and not getting into one.
Many colleges and sixth forms are flexible on what grades they will accept. Even if you didn’t get what they requested, it is still worth contacting them to explain the situation – you may find they still accept you or offer to take you on for different subjects.
You can also look at other colleges and sixth forms. Some, like InterHigh’s Sixth Form College, have low or no entry requirements. There is more to intelligence than exam results, and we are always understanding of this.
Assess your options
Start exploring the different options, if you really found exam pressures hard, an apprenticeship or vocational course may be better suited to you. These paths are just as valid as A-Levels, and will set you up incredibly well for future career prospects.
InterHigh’s Sixth Form has no entry requirements, and we still have places available to start this September, so if you want to continue your education and start studying A-Levels, you can! By studying online, with smaller class sizes, there will be less distractions than a traditional sixth form, so you can focus on your study and achieve the best results possible.
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